So, you thought Oats were healthy too?

So, you thought Oats were healthy too?

Oats are hailed as the great all-time, slow-release, blood-sugar stabilising breakfast. Marketed as perfect for those with diabetes because they are low on the glycemic index (GI) and will keep you full for hours. They’re super-quick to make and super-slow to digest . . .

Excuse me for trampling all over their porridge parade, but—this is not the case!

Oats are troublesome at best for most people with . . .

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Failed Assassination Attempt

Failed Assassination Attempt

This is a true story and although I’ve dramatised the language—the message behind it is real and important for people with diabetes. Many of you read about this on my Instagram and Twitter feed. Several of you sent me messages to say this has happened to you too:

You read that right. Someone tried to eliminate me last week. Unintentionally. Unexpectedly. And thanks to our lightening reactions—unsuccessfully.

There were no meticulous plans to take me down; no sniper perched hundreds of feet up in the perfectly positioned local oak trees. Nor did my assassin have an elaborate escape mapped out. All things considered, my assailant was lacking the key skills I’d expect from a . . .

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Goodbye November!

Goodbye November!

It’s the end of Diabetes Awareness Month and the last of the Instagram #happydiabeticchallenge posts for this year.

For those of us with diabetes—our condition continues. But that’s okay because we have each other for support, meet-ups and the odd pizza together. One day we will get those pre-pizza boluses nailed!

When you have diabetes, there is an obligatory awareness, which stretches far beyond the reach of November. This is an ever-present, ever-apparent and ever-complex condition.

I am overflowing with gratitude for Diabetes Awareness Month. The spotlight it places on diabetes; the sometimes serious, sometimes whacky, but always magical social media posts; and the millions of . . .

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Loop da Loop

Loop da Loop

I promised to share information on Looping this week - and I will. For now though, I’m still getting to grips with the absolute basics of a Closed Loop system.

I finished building my artificial / closed loop pancreas this morning! Thanks to my Hubby who built my Riley Link for me last night - a component which makes pumps and phones and watches talk to one another.

Here’s one component part of . . .

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When Magic & Wormholes Happens

When Magic & Wormholes Happens

I read a book recently called Slipstream Time Hacking - by Benjamin B. Hardy. In his book, Hardy discusses how to measure your life using distance rather than time. Doing this means you can jump further along the timeline of life. So you fit more in! Time is so precious.

Sounds unreal? Well, I thought so too. Until now.

As I glance back over the past few months of my life, it’s as though I’ve leapt through wormhole* after wormhole; accelerating my . . .

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